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Define Your Own Success

It’s been a while since I have sat down to write. No excuses, but the last few months have been a whirlwind of an adventure and I am actually getting married this weekend! Because of that, I have found myself reflecting on where life’s journey has taken me so far.

I know it probably seems silly to think about, but I keep contemplating what it really means to be successful. When do you know you’ve made it? A little while back I wrote a piece called “Visualize Success.” In that I taught you how to use the power of positive thinking. We also looked at goal setting in Part 2 of the Motivation Series. Putting it all together, how do you define success?

Success should not be predetermined.

Success is what’s important to you.

Success can mean many different things to many different people. Plant your own flag in the ground and tell yourself what is important in your life and makes you happy. Is it a salary that pays for college? Or a 100 million dollar valuation? Only from there can you determine the necessary steps to get to there. Hone in the process and that is when you will know you’re on the path to success. An extra bonus is when you can wake up every morning and be excited to take that journey. To work hard, but towards something that really matters to you.

If you don’t take the time to find the right process, you could be working towards a dead end. If you’re not ready for growth, how do you get to 100 million dollars? If you fail to study for school, why did you waste all that money on your education? Have a plan to execute. Don’t work to fail.

No matter what, you are successful when you have attempted something and achieved a result. That means you took a risk, a gamble, a chance. And this doesn’t always mean a favorable result. You can be successful learning from your failures. I think that says a lot about your character. You are willing to try something different to get to your goal.

So when you wake up tomorrow, go set that flag and work towards it. When you get there, let us know. We’ll be next to our flag too.

For more Motivation, check out the Motivation Series

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